A different kind of New Year across Tampa Bay

After everything we have been through in 2020, it makes sense that people want to celebrate the year's end. However, with COVID-19 looming over the festivities, this New Year’s Eve was toned down across the Bay Area.

New fireworks law helps ring in New Year

Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, whose job includes the role of state fire marshal, cautioned Floridians to follow fire-safety guidelines ahead of the first New Year’s holiday with a law bolstering the availability of fireworks.